Thursday, June 26, 2014

#92: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri

The first cake upon hitting the Grand Avenue/Midtown Arts District (not counting SLU) just happened to be sitting at the corner waiting to be photographed.

A little history about the building (which is next to the Fabulous Fox):
  • The BBBS is housed in the Woolworth Building, which, of course, the legendary drugstore was. 
  • The building which once sat before Woolworth was the old Beers Hotel, which was destroyed by fire in the 1940s.
  • It was the site of several pickets and protests, mostly focused during the Civil Rights era in the 1960s. The lunch counter at the Woolworths store was segregated. 
  • Woolworths closed in 1993, and it sat vacant for many years

The cake sold for $511 on 1/1/2015.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri on FB
Official website

501 North Grand, ST. LOUIS, MO, 63103
Cake artist: Laura Weinrich

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